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cs_snapshot_policy - Manages volume snapshot policies on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Create, update and delete volume snapshot policies.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6
  • cs >= 0.6.10

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
account
Account the volume is related to.
api_http_method
    Choices:
  • get
  • post
HTTP method used to query the API endpoint.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_METHOD env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
Fallback value is get if not specified.
api_key
API key of the CloudStack API.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_KEY env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
api_region Default:
cloudstack
Name of the ini section in the cloustack.ini file.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_REGION env variable is considered.
api_secret
Secret key of the CloudStack API.
If not set, the CLOUDSTACK_SECRET env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
api_timeout
HTTP timeout in seconds.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_TIMEOUT env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
Fallback value is 10 seconds if not specified.
api_url
URL of the CloudStack API e.g. https://cloud.example.com/client/api.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_ENDPOINT env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
device_id
(added in 2.3)
ID of the device on a VM the volume is attached to.
This will only be considered if VM has multiple DATADISK volumes.
domain
Domain the volume is related to.
interval_type
    Choices:
  • hourly
  • daily ←
  • weekly
  • monthly
Interval of the snapshot.

aliases: interval
max_snaps Default:
8
Max number of snapshots.

aliases: max
project
Name of the project the volume is related to.
schedule
Time the snapshot is scheduled. Required if state=present.
Format for interval_type=HOURLY: MM
Format for interval_type=DAILY: MM:HH
Format for interval_type=WEEKLY: MM:HH:DD (1-7)
Format for interval_type=MONTHLY: MM:HH:DD (1-28)
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the snapshot policy.
time_zone Default:
UTC
Specifies a timezone for this command.

aliases: timezone
vm
(added in 2.3)
Name of the instance to select the volume from.
Use volume_type if VM has a DATADISK and ROOT volume.
In case of volume_type=DATADISK, additionally use device_id if VM has more than one DATADISK volume.
Either volume or vm is required.
volume
Name of the volume.
Either volume or vm is required.
volume_type
(added in 2.3)
    Choices:
  • DATADISK
  • ROOT
Type of the volume.
vpc
(added in 2.3)
Name of the vpc the instance is deployed in.

Notes

Note

  • Ansible uses the cs library’s configuration method if credentials are not provided by the arguments api_url, api_key, api_secret. Configuration is read from several locations, in the following order. The CLOUDSTACK_ENDPOINT, CLOUDSTACK_KEY, CLOUDSTACK_SECRET and CLOUDSTACK_METHOD. CLOUDSTACK_TIMEOUT environment variables. A CLOUDSTACK_CONFIG environment variable pointing to an .ini file. A cloudstack.ini file in the current working directory. A .cloudstack.ini file in the users home directory. Optionally multiple credentials and endpoints can be specified using ini sections in cloudstack.ini. Use the argument api_region to select the section name, default section is cloudstack. See https://github.com/exoscale/cs for more information.
  • A detailed guide about cloudstack modules can be found in the CloudStack Cloud Guide.
  • This module supports check mode.

Examples

- name: ensure a snapshot policy daily at 1h00 UTC
  local_action:
    module: cs_snapshot_policy
    volume: ROOT-478
    schedule: '00:1'
    max_snaps: 3

- name: ensure a snapshot policy daily at 1h00 UTC on the second DATADISK of VM web-01
  local_action:
    module: cs_snapshot_policy
    vm: web-01
    volume_type: DATADISK
    device_id: 2
    schedule: '00:1'
    max_snaps: 3

- name: ensure a snapshot policy hourly at minute 5 UTC
  local_action:
    module: cs_snapshot_policy
    volume: ROOT-478
    schedule: '5'
    interval_type: hourly
    max_snaps: 1

- name: ensure a snapshot policy weekly on Sunday at 05h00, TZ Europe/Zurich
  local_action:
    module: cs_snapshot_policy
    volume: ROOT-478
    schedule: '00:5:1'
    interval_type: weekly
    max_snaps: 1
    time_zone: 'Europe/Zurich'

- name: ensure a snapshot policy is absent
  local_action:
    module: cs_snapshot_policy
    volume: ROOT-478
    interval_type: hourly
    state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
account
string
success
Account the volume is related to.

Sample:
example account
domain
string
success
Domain the volume is related to.

Sample:
example domain
id
string
success
UUID of the snapshot policy.

Sample:
a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
interval_type
string
success
interval type of the snapshot policy.

Sample:
daily
max_snaps
int
success
maximum number of snapshots retained.

Sample:
10
project
string
success
Name of project the volume is related to.

Sample:
Production
schedule
string
success
schedule of the snapshot policy.

time_zone
string
success
the time zone of the snapshot policy.

Sample:
Etc/UTC
volume
string
success
the volume of the snapshot policy.

Sample:
Etc/UTC
zone
string
success
Name of zone the volume is related to.

Sample:
ch-gva-2


Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • René Moser (@resmo)

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